La agroecología es una disciplina moderna que se encuentra en expasión, la cual hace uso de la tecnología campesina tradicional para la producción de alimentos sin uso de fertilizantes tóxicos y nocivos tanto para los suelos, como para los seres humanos, señala el Profesor Luis Pinheiro..
The world economy is doomed to spiral downwards until we do 2 things: outlaw government borrowing; 2. outlaw fractional reserve lending. Banks should only be allowed to lend out money they actually have and nations do not have to run up a "National Debt". Remember: It's not what backs the money, it's who controls its quantity.
Questions Part 1:
#1 Isn't capitalism the only alternative to a totalitarian communist tyranny?
#2 But aren't people naturally greedy? without the profit motive, how will people work or be creative?
#3 isn't having to work for a boss in capitalism the same as having to work for a living in nature?
#4 But don't people want bosses?
#5 But didn't capitalist bosses provide you with improvements in standards of living.
#6 But didn't the framework of capitalism allow for the improvements those workers fought for?
#7 But don't political freedoms go in hand with capitalism?
#8 But isn't inequality and poverty in capitalism, especially in places like Bangladesh, Malasya, Burma, Indonesia etc justified because of social mobility?
#9 What's wrong with not controlling your workplace with your fellow workers?
#10 OK, the workers don't control the workplace, but don't they at least control the consumer system?
#11 But what is wrong with capitalist non-labor income?
#12 But some capitalist bosses work hard, don't they?
#13 But without capitalism, won't everyone be able to use my home, bed and my toothbrush?
#14 But isn't capitalism historically just?
La cineasta canadiense Jennifer Baichwal siguió durante tres semanas al fotógrafo Edward Burtynski por China y Bangladesh. En su viaje, observaron algunos de los peores casos de destrucción del medio ambiente: extensos campos de carbón, ríos ennegrecidos por los desechos contaminantes de las fábricas, enormes basurales. "Esto es algo muy complicado y no existe una solución fácil. Lo importante es ser consciente de lo que está sucediendo"
[es / Zusammenfasende deutsche Übersetzung als Untertitel - einschalten mit Klick auf "CC") / Vollständige Übersetzung: «Ohne Demokratie keine Revolution»] Interview mit Alberto Acosta, ehem. Präsident der verfassungsgebenden Versammlung und ehem. Energieminister Ecuador, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) bei einem Besuch in der Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung anlässlich des Attac-Kongresses «Jenseits des Wachstums» in Berlin, Mai 2011.
Delivered Jan. 13, 2011 at Vermont Law School. Speth discusses the movement for a new economics in response to the global financial system that has resulted in an environment and society in crisis.
Speth is an expert in climate change, environmental ethics and international environmental law, and has been at the forefront of rethinking the connection between the environment and our economic system. He joined the VLS faculty in 2010.
with special guest John Todd reflecting on Earth Day 40 years ago today and where we are now.
Derrick Jensen is the author of The Culture of Make Believe, A Language Older than Words, and Endgame. He was named one of Utne Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" and won the Eric Hoffer Award in 2008. He writes for Orion, Audubon, and The Sun Magazine, among many others.
Dr. John Todd is one of the pioneers in the field of ecological design and engineering and the author of From Eco-Cities to Living Machines: Principles of Ecological Design. He is also the founder of John Todd Ecological Design, Inc. and Ocean Arks International, as well as the winner of the 2008 Buckminster Fuller Challenge.
Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont
Free to the Public- Community Welcome!
Sponsored by the Environmental Program at UVM
Co-Sponsored by the UVM Garden Club, Students for Peace and Global Justice, and Vermont Student Environmental Program
A lecture and book signing by noted economist Jeff Madrick "Greed will always be with us," he writes, "but it rises and falls with the times." In Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, Madrick brings a narrative history of how greed bred America's economic ills over the past forty years—and in so doing tells us how we got to the crisis of 2008 and to the perilous situation we now face. He talks about the impact of the 1970s—a decade of punishingly high inflation and unemployment.. . . . Madrick addresses how tax and economic policies contributed to the nation's ills. A 50-year-old, free-market economic theory was resurrected to justify weakening or eliminating government regulation and social programs. Businesses organized aggressive, well-financed lobbying efforts to support such views. The single-minded pursuit and justification of self-interest has risen to levels of increasing destructiveness. Age of Greed is a history of this era, told through the lives of the individuals most responsible for it. . . . .Jeff Madrick is a professor of economics at Cooper Union, contributor to The New York Review of Books and former economics columnist at the New York Times. Event at Cooper Union Rose Auditorium June 2, 2011. Camera Joe Friendly
"How the Media Frames Political Issues" by Scott London
In The Emergence of American Political Issues (1977) McCombs and Shaw state that the most important effect of the mass media is "its ability to mentally order and organize our world for us. In short, the mass media may not be successful in telling us what to think, but they are stunningly successful in telling us what to think about." The presidential observer Theodore White corroborates this conclusion in The Making of a President (1972):
The power of the press in America is a primordial one. It sets the agenda of public discussion; and this sweeping political power is unrestrained by any law. It determines what people will talk and think about - an authority that in other nations is reserved for tyrants, priests, parties and mandarins.
McCombs and Shaw also note that the media's tendency to structure voters' perceptions of political reality in effect constitutes a bias: "to a considerable degree the art of politics in a democracy is the art of determining which issue dimensions are of major interest to the public or can be made salient in order to win public support." http://www.scottlondon.com/reports/frames.html